Trails & Treks

Discover the beauty of Saanich Parks and nature in your backyard. 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, a friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. A great way to meet people! View the Trails and Treks brochure here

Click on the image below for the schedule

Easy-paced social strolls on pavement and groomed trails Guided walks follow
mainly chip or gravel trails but may have some steep sections.
Guided hikes on routes that may include steep, rough trails

Walk and Talk 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Leader: Tuesdays - Dianne, Thursdays - John 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. Walks follow mainly chip or gravel trails but may have some steep sections. No registration required. Sorry, dogs not permitted.     

Dec 13 - Beckwith Park to Bernard Park
Meet at Beckwith Park near washroom building

Dec 15 - Colquitz to Hyacinth Park
Meet at Colquitz Creek park sign near Silver City at Tillicum Mall

Dec 20 – Layritz Park Camosun College Campus
Meet at Layritz Park parking lot off Glyn Rd Layritz off Glyn Rd

Jan 3 - Rosedale Park to Marigold Park
Meet at Rosedale Park on Santa Anita Ave. by tennis courts

Jan 5 - Swan Lake, Reynolds, Playfair Parks
Meet at end of Nelthrope, off McKenzie

Jan 10 - Reynolds Park to Bow Park
Meet at Reynolds Park parking lot; Prestwood Dr. off Union Rd.

Jan 12 - Gorge Waterway
Meet at Gorge Waterway Park near Victoria Canoe Club off Tillicum

Jan 17 - Copley Park /Royal Oak area
Meet at Copley Park prkng lot; 598 Parkridge St. off Vanalman Ave

Jan 19 - Rithet’s Bog to Brydon Park
Meet at kiosk on Dalewood, off Chatteron Way

Jan 24 - Lambrick Park to Haro Woods
Meet at Gordon head Rec Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way

Jan 26 - Blenkinsop Valley
Meet at Lochside Elementary School, corner of Royal Oak & Lochside Dr. on Trail

Jan 31 – Cadboro-Gyro Park – 10 Mile Point Area
Meet at Cadboro Gyro Park end of Sinclair Rd. Beside washrooms

Feb 2 - Interurban Rail Trail
Meet at Whitehead Park, Prospect Lk Rd & Goward Rd parking lot

Feb 7 - Braefoot Park to Blenkinsop Lake
Meet at Braefoot Park parking lot; 1359 McKenzie Avenue

Feb 9 - Tod Inlet
Meet at Tod Inlet access on Wallace Dr, 1 km Sth of Benvenuto Ave.

Feb14 - Vantreight Park to Tyndall Park
Meet at Vantreight Park, on Vantreight Rd, off Ferndale Ave

Feb 16 - Colquitz to Hyacinth Park
Meet at Colquitz Creek Park sign near Silver City at Tillicum Mall

Feb 21 - Hampton Park to Gorge Park 
Meet Hampton Park parking lot;225 Hampton Road, off Burnside Rd. W, beside Les Passmore Centre

Feb 23 - Lambrick Park to Sierra Park
Meet at Gordon head Rec Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way

Feb 28 – Claremont-Goddard Park to Seaview Park
Meet at Claremont-Goddard Park 764 Haliburton Rd.

Mar 2 - Mt. Doug to Glendenning  (some hills)
Meet at in parking lot by washrooms off Cordova Bay Rd at Ash Rd.

Mar 7 - Gordon Head Parks – North
Meet at Gordon Head Rec Cntre, 4100 Lambrick Way 

Mar 9 - Cadboro Bay to Mystic (some hills)
Meet at Cadboro Gyro Park end of Sinclair Rd. by washrooms

Mar 14 - Hampton Park to Swan Creek Trails
Meet Hampton Park parking lot;225 Hampton Road, off Burnside Rd. W., beside Les Passmore Centre

Mar 16 - Hyacinth Park and Colquitz Trail
Meet at parking lot off Marigold Rd by tennis courts

Mar 21 – Braefoot Park to Mount Douglas Park
Meet at Braefoot Park parking lot  1359 McKenzie Ave.

Mar 23 - Cedar Hill to Peacock Hill (steep hill)
Meet at Cedar Hill Rec Centre

Mar 28 - Cedar Hill Park to Rutledge Park
Meet Cedar Hill Rec Centre parking lot; main door

Mar 30 - Lochside Trail to Beckwith Park
Meet on Lochside Trail in parking lot by Don Mann Excavating, off McKenzie at Borden

Easy Walks 

Mondays 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Leader: Penny

One-hour, easy-paced social strolls on pavement and groomed trails through parks and interesting neighbourhoods. Routes avoid steep hills and busy trails where possible. Most walks start near bus stops. Please wear supportive shoes. No dogs please.

Dec 12 - Cedar Hill/Parks of Feltham Trail
Meet on Garnet Ave., by Nellie McLung library. 

Jan 9 - Blenkinsop Valley
Meet on Lochside Trail beside Lochside Elementary School. Street parking along Lochside Dr. north of Royal Oak Dr.

Jan 16 - Viaduct Flats/Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence
Meet/park in Viaduct Flats gravel parking lot on Interurban Rd., opposite intersection with Viaduct Ave. West.

Jan 23 - Braefoot Rural Route
Meet in Braefoot Centre Park parking lot, on Mackenzie Ave, by lacrosse box.    

Jan 30 - UVic/Henderson 
Meet in Henderson Recreation Centre parking lot, on Henderson Rd., beside covered bike parking shelter.

Feb 6 - Broadmead/Royal Oak
Meet/park on Emily Carr Dr., by cross-walk to Emily Carr Park.

Feb 13 - Swan Lake and Area
Meet/park at end of Nelthorpe Str., off Mackenzie Ave.

Feb 20 - Family Day NO WALK

Feb 27 - McMinn Park and Sunnymead
Meet/park by entrance to McMinn Park, on Maplegrove Str., off Sunnymead Way and Cordova Bay Rd.

Mar 6 - Hyacinth/Glanford/Panama Flats
Meet in Hyacinth Park parking lot, Marigold Rd.

Mar 13 - Lambrick/Fairburn
Meet near main entrance of Gordon Head Recreation Centre, off Feltham Rd.

Mar 20 - Cadboro Bay/Queenswood
Meet/park by washroom block, Cadboro/Gyro Park, Cadboro Bay.

Mar 27 - Layritz/Glendale Loop
Meet in Layritz Park parking lot, Layritz Ave., off Glyn and Wilkinson.

Sunday Hikes       

Discover the beauty and variety of Saanich parks on our Sunday Hikes, which are open to walkers of all ages. Please wear sturdy footwear as walk routes sometimes include steep, rough trails. Bring drinking water. 
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Leader: Penny

Dec 11 - Mystic Vale/Cadboro Bay
Meet in Henderson Rec Ctr parking lot next to bike storage.

Jan 22 - Gordon Head East
Meet at Sierra Park, by cross walk on San Juan Ave.

Feb 26 - Gorge Waterway Full Loop
Meet at main parking lot for Gorge Park, Gorge Road West, opposite Orillia St. (Not the parking lot near the playground).

Mar 26 - Beckwith Park /Christmas Hill/Swan Lake
Meet at Beckwith Park 857 Beckwith Ave. No dogs please.

Any questions please call Alison at 250-475-5408 or email  alison.chamberlain@saanich.ca